The concrete-and-glass style has been around for at least a century, but it’s rarely been a mainstay in the design of homes.
Now, a new set of guidelines from the city’s Planning Department could change that.
A draft of the new guidelines, which were presented Wednesday at a public meeting of the Jerusalem Planning Board, outlines a few of the ways that concrete can be avoided.
“The new guidelines are intended to help the city prepare for the development of the mixed-use and new-urban communities that will become the centerpiece of the project,” a Planning Department official said.
“The design guidelines recognize the importance of minimizing concrete’s use in mixed-income residential buildings and that the city will continue to use a wide variety of materials, such as steel and glass, for the future.”
The guidelines were written by the Jerusalem City Planning Board as part of a broader effort to prepare the city for the mixed housing and urban redevelopment that is slated to begin in the next two years.
The city has been working on the development, which will be dubbed East Jerusalem City, for a number of years.
It will be built in what the planners call “the most desirable neighborhoods” of East Jerusalem.
The neighborhood is home to large concentrations of Bedouin and Palestinian residents.
But some residents say that the construction would have devastating consequences for their neighborhoods.
Some of the most prominent critics of the plan are members of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, located in the center of East Jaffa, where Israeli security forces are located.
They have expressed concerns about the new plan, and the city has faced criticism that it has not been transparent about the project’s plans and funding.
In response, the city says it has taken the issue seriously and will continue its dialogue with the mosque’s leadership to find a solution to the issues that have been raised.
The Jerusalem Planning Department also released a draft of guidelines for the design and construction of two residential buildings that will be on the site of the existing Al-Mukabbir Mosque, located about 15 miles south of the city.
The guidelines stipulate that the buildings must be at least six stories tall and at least 30 feet wide.
The guidelines also specify that the building must be built to an approved height of 40 feet.
The guideline also states that the exterior of the buildings should be made of a high-density concrete mix.
The concrete mix will be used for exterior walls, the walls of the homes, and a roof covering.
The new guideline also stipulates that a minimum of 50 percent of the building will be constructed from a variety of sustainable materials.
The city has not yet announced how many of the houses will be made from the same material, but the guidelines indicate that at least 15 percent of these buildings will be manufactured from renewable materials.
The plans also state that the minimum roof cover should be of a “light and durable color” and that it should be “concrete that can withstand repeated rain and water.”
The guidelines do not specify what type of roof cover is considered “convenient.”
In addition, the guidelines require that the entire building must have a fire barrier and that at minimum the fire barrier be at a height of 5 feet.
The final guidelines, published in the September edition of the City Planning and Building Journal, include the following stipulations:The guidelines state that there will be two types of fire barriers: concrete and glass.
The rules state that glass fire barriers will be “designed to be impervious to thermal shock.”
The rules also stipulate a maximum fire barrier height of 10 feet.
They state that fire barriers must be “made of the highest quality materials.”
The new rules, which include some changes that the planning department made to the guidelines previously, do not address the question of whether concrete and/or glass should be used on the roofs of the proposed residential buildings.
In fact, the new rules state in the section that addresses the use of glass on the roof, that “glass is preferred because it has a much longer lifespan than concrete and can withstand frequent rains and cold temperatures.”
The planning department says that the guideline is meant to provide guidance to the developers of the development about the types of materials and materials that should be available for building the buildings.
“While we believe that the use and maintenance of these materials will enhance the overall quality of the architecture, it will not be a substitute for the use or maintenance of traditional materials,” the Planning Department said in a statement.
The guideline also includes the following recommendations on materials and types of roofing:The plans do not include any additional requirements on how much of the roofs are made of concrete or glass.
In the past, the planning office has emphasized the importance that the materials and designs of the residential buildings be built “so as not to create an impact on the natural environment,” the planning document said.